Creating a Visual Route

If you are unfamiliar with visual routes, learn more here: What is the Visual Route?


To create a new visual route action, run the Action View. Click the New Action toolbar icon in the upper right hand corner of the Action View.

The Create New Action dialogue will appear. Select Visual Route, and click OK.

Configuring the Visual Route

Visual route configuration involves setting General, Show, Colors, Codes, and Descriptor parameters from the Modify Visual Route dialogue.

General

General parameters cover basic action level attributes.

Parameter NameDescriptionRequired?
FolderChoose the Folder associated with this action. Refer to security and access documentation for more information about Folders.Y
Primary TableSet to Route as the DefaultY
NameName the new action.Y
Description Enter a description if desired. N
IconChoose an Icon if desired.N
Is ActiveDefault setting is checked. Uncheck to deactivate.N
Title/Subtitle SizeSets the font size for the action name when displayed, and any subtitle information shown.N
Print Title/Subtitle SizeSets the font size for the action name when printed, and any subtitle information shown.N

Show

Show parameters control which horizontal data lines are displayed.

*Note – Two status/transaction line pairs may display, one for each driver. The absence of a driver name or ID before a status/transaction line pair may indicate the data is not associated with a particular driver record.

Colors

The visual route can be customized to display a range of colors for specific stop types, status events, and transaction events.

Parameter NameDescription
DC ColorSets the display color on the plan & actual lines where stop type = DC.
Delivery ColorSets the display color on the plan & actual lines where stop type = Delivery.
Pickup ColorSets the display color on the plan & actual lines where stop type = Pickup.
Other ColorSets the display color on the plan & actual lines where stop type = None.
Drive ColorSets the display color on the plan, actual, and status lines where event type = Drive.
Event ColorNot currently in use.
Transaction ColorSets the display color on the transaction line. Multiple transactions occurring simultaneously will display as a darker shade of the selected transaction color.
Off Duty ColorSets the display color on the status line where event type = Off Duty.
Sleeper ColorSets the display color on the status line where event type = Sleeper.
On Duty ColorSets the display color on the status line where event type = On Duty.
Delay1 ColorNot currently in use.
Delay2 ColorNot currently in use.

Codes

These parameters are not currently in use.

Descriptors

The Descriptors section assigns a chosen descriptor to display on the visual route bar for the data type chosen. Descriptors are special use view actions that assign a format to a data column to enable consistent presentation of common data fields. All descriptor parameters are set to the default descriptor unless another descriptor has been chosen.

Parameter NamerDescription
Route Title DescriptorSets the information displayed on the Visual Route title bar.
Driver DescriptorSets the information displayed to the left of each status/transaction line pair.
Plan Stop DescriptorSets the information displayed above or below the plan data line.
Actual Stop DescriptorSets the information displayed above or below the actual data line.
DOT Event DescriptorSets the information displayed above or below the status line.
Transaction Event DescriptorSets the information displayed above or below the transaction line.

Hovering over any visual route data element with a descriptor will display the descriptor’s subtotal column, if one exists in the descriptor action.